genus Taraxacum


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Noun1.genus Taraxacum - an asterid dicot genus of the family Compositae including dandelionsgenus Taraxacum - an asterid dicot genus of the family Compositae including dandelions
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
blowball, dandelion - any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
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The genus Taraxacum (dandelions) is noted for its taxonomic complexity, which to a great extent is associated with the occurrence of various breeding systems and ploidy levels (Richards 1986).
A familiar example of an evolutionary successful and geographically widespread agamic complex is the genus Taraxacum (Asteraceae), the dandelions.
West central Asia is the putative origin of the genus Taraxacum, and members of the genus migrated to northern and other temperate regions (van Soest, 1958a; Richards, 1973).